The Last Animals

A plea to end the poaching epidemic in Africa

2016 | Running Time: 92 minutes | Rating: NR

In THE LAST ANIMALS, world renowned conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens towards the underreported, sweeping and sobering poaching epidemic in Africa. Brooks introduces the crisis’s contributing factors, pinpointing surprising connections between the illegal wildlife trade, international terrorism, border security and the poaching and trafficking syndicates. In documenting the efforts of conservationists, park rangers and scientists, Brooks clarifies that all is not lost. The film functions as a plea for worldwide attention and action to stop the permanent loss of these animals. THE LAST ANIMALS premiered in the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Director/Producer: Kate Brooks; Writer: Mark Monroe; Producer: Stephanie Soechtig; Executive Producer: Laurie David, Mari Snyder Johnson, Regina K. Scully, Shannon O’Leary Joy, Nikita Kahn


Waimea Ocean Film Festival 2018: Edge of Seat Best Film
San Diego International Film Festival 2017: Festival Award for Best Documentary
NORTHWESTFEST International Documentary & Media Arts Festival 2017: Festival Prize for Best International Feature
Anchorage International Film Festival 2017: Best Documentary Feature
Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2017: Environmental Award (nomination)
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2017: Audience Award for Best Documentary (nomination)
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival (GZDOC) 2017: Golden Kapok Award for Best Documentary Feature (nomination)

“…its arresting imagery connects the audience immediately with the struggle at hand, with particular value as an educational tool.”